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TWiki System Requirements

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Server and client system requirements of TWiki 01-Sep-2001
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Server and client system requirements for TWiki 01-Sep-2001
 

Overview

Maintaining minimum client and server requirements is necessary to keep TWiki deployment as broad as possible.

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Server-Side Requirements

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Server Requirements

 
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TWiki is written in Perl 5 and uses a number of shell commands. It requires GNU RCS (Revision Control System) to be installed on the same system. TWiki is developed in a standard Linux/Apache environment. It can also work with Microsoft Windows and other platforms.
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TWiki is written in Perl 5, uses a number of shell commands, and requires RCS (Revision Control System), a GNU Free Software package. TWiki is developed in a basic Linux/Apache environment. It also works with Microsoft Windows, and should have no problem on any other platform that meets the requirements:
 
Required Server Environment
Resource Unix Windows
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Other external programs ls, fgrep, egrep
Web server Apache; others (with support for CGI, authentication, extended path) *
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Current documentation covers Linux only. Compiling a basic TWikiOnWindows installation guide is an ongoing effort.
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Current documentation covers Linux only. A TWikiOnWindows installation guide is next.
 
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Client-Side Requirements

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Client Requirements

 
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The TWiki standard installation has extremely low browser requirements:
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The TWiki standard installation has extremely low browser requirements:
 
  • HTML 3.2 compliant
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  • generates XHTML 1.0 pages that are compatible with HTML 3.2
 
  • minimal use of JavaScript in the user interface (degrades gracefully)
  • no cookies
  • no CSS
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TWiki generates XHTML 1.0 code as long as it is compatible with HTML 3.2.
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You can easily add capabilities, through customizing the templates, for one, while tailoring the browser requirements to your situation.
 

Known Issues

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  • The new TWikiPlugins feature currently does not have any compatibility guidelines for developers. Plugins can require just about anything: browser-specific functions, stylesheets (CSS), Java, cookies, etc.
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  • The new TWikiPlugins feature currently does not have compatibility guidelines for developers. Plugins can require just about anything: browser-specific functions, stylesheets (CSS), DHTML, Java applets, cookies.
 
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-- MikeMannix - 29 Aug 2001
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-- MikeMannix - 15 Sep 2001
 
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